Subject: Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy

Subject: Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy

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Primary Medical Care in Chile

|9780822985709|Accessibility under Military Rule|Since Pinochet's regime assumed power in 1973, the Chilean public medical system has been incrementally disassembled in favor of private enterprise, modeled after U.S. HMOs. Scarpaci assembles data ranging from interviews with patients to income statements and balance sheets from the National Health Service System, National Health Fund, and National Statistics Institute to view the financial and cultural impediments imposed by the Pinochet system that have compromised and effectively limited health care accessibility for Chile's adult population.| Joseph L. Scarpaci| Pitt Latin American Series| History / General History / Latin America / South America Political Science /…

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The Moral Dimensions of Public Policy Choice

|9780822954637|Beyond the Market Paradigm| Combining philosophy with practical politics, an expanding area of policy studies applies moral precepts, critical principles, and conventional values to collective decisions. This evolving new approach to policy analysis asserts that the same variety of ethical principles available to the individual are also available to make collective decisions in the public interest and should be used.Although policy analysis has long been dominated by assumptions originally developed for the examination of markets, such as efficiency, these essays by leading scholars – the best work done in the field over the past three decades – explore alternatives to…

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The Promise and Paradox of Civil Service Reform

|9780822954965|Contains fourteen essays that examine, through a public policy focus, the 1978 civil service reform and its aftermath. The essays view policy design, implementation, and evaluation, as well as the overall politics of administration and institutional change. An indispensible tool for students of public administration, bureaucratic politics, and personnel policy.Contributors: Carolyn Ban; John Halligan; Kirke Harper; Mark Huddleston; J. Edward Kellough; Larry M. Lane; Chester A. Newland; James L. Perry; Beryl A. Radin; Robert Vaughn; and the editors.| Patricia W. Ingraham David H. Rosenbloom|| Political Science / General Political Science / Public Policy / Social Policy

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The Politics of Water

|9780822956167|Urban Protest, Gender, and Power in Monterrey, Mexico| Monterrey is Mexico’s second most important industrial city, emerging in this era of free trade as a cornerstone of Mexico’s economic development. But development has been uneven and has taken a toll: As recently as the early 1980s, nearly a quarter of the city’s almost three million inhabitants did not have running water in their homes. At the same time, heavy industry – especially steel, iron, chemical, and paper works – were major users of water in their production processes.Extensive industrialization coupled with a lack of infrastructure development astonishing in a major…

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Gender Bias and the State

|9780822956013|Symbolic Reform at Work in Fifth Republic France|This is the first systematic study of French policy regarding equal employment for women. Mazur asks why policy makers choose to make symbolic reforms. Is there a certain set of conditions particularly conducive to the formation of symbolic reform? If symbolic reforms are meant to do nothing, why do governments allocate limited resources to them? Mazur examines five legislative proposals, dating from 1967 to 1982, three of which resulted in legislation: the 1972 Equal Pay Law. the 1975 Equal Treatment Law, and the 1983 Egalité Professionelle Law. These five case studies reveal the…

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